Document Detail

Results of conservative treatment of partial tears of the anterior cruciate ligament.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8407036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The diagnosis of an acute partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament was made in 56 patients who did not undergo surgical repair. After a period of up to 5 years, 39 returned for follow up evaluation. They were divided into three groups according to clinical analysis of the knee and the Lysholm-Gillquist score. Our aim was to determine their long term functional limitations. 56% had progressed to anterior cruciate ligament deficiency at the time of follow up. This came about not only after resuming sporting activities, but also occurred in those who were not so active. Our results suggests that a partial tear leaves an irreversible defect which may progress to a complete tear, especially in young athletes engaged in active sport.
M Lehnert; A Eisenschenk; A Zellner
Related Documents :
10822916 - Flap repair: an effective strategy for minimising sexual morbidity associated with the ...
11354856 - Knee laxity after acl reconstruction with a bptb graft.
15572316 - A prospectively randomized double-blind study on the effect of initial graft tension on...
11685356 - Early post-operative morbidity following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: pat...
24597106 - Success of cricopharyngeal myotomy for specific and non-specific cervical dysphagia.
760766 - The effect of danazol on menorrhagia, coagulation mechanisms, haematological indices an...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International orthopaedics     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0341-2695     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Orthop     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-24     Completed Date:  1993-11-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705431     Medline TA:  Int Orthop     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  219-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopaedic Clinic, Free University of Berlin, Germany.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Anterior Cruciate Ligament / injuries*
Casts, Surgical
Exercise Therapy
Follow-Up Studies
Joint Instability / etiology
Knee Injuries / complications,  rehabilitation,  therapy*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  In vitro study of contact area and pressure distribution in the human knee after partial and total m...
Next Document:  The MacIntosh lateral substitution reconstruction for anterior cruciate deficiency.